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Sandra Cattaneo Adorno’s series “Águas De Ouro” has been selected as one of the finalist in the 2022 Eyeshot Open Call series category.
Sandra Cattaneo Adorno
“Águas De Ouro”
The notion “Águas De Ouro” is the portuguese word for “waters of gold” and is a heartfelt ode to the beauty, glamour, and glory of Brazil in its purest form: the harmonious connection between its people and the landscape. This captivating series by Sandra Cattaneo Adorno serves as a visual homage to the nation’s vibrant culture and natural wonders.
Sandra Cattaneo Adorno skillfully employs her photographic talents to merge the present with the past, capturing the bittersweet yearning that Brazilians call “saudade” – intense feelings of nostalgia and melancholy for a love long gone.
Through her evocative and captivating photography, she transports her audience to the heart of Brazil. Adorno’s work serves as a testament to the power of art and photography to transcend boundaries and connect people across cultures, offering a deeper understanding of the human experience.
Águas De Ouro
A Poetic Tribute to Brazil’s Essence
The “Águas De Ouro” series takes the viewer on a mesmerizing visual journey into the hidden corners and everyday moments that define Brazil. Showcasing the diverse cultural tapestry and rich traditions of its people, Adorno’s photographs unveil the lesser-known aspects of the country and its inhabitants.
The remarkable variety and cultural richness that characterize Brazil are brilliantly mirrored in the nation’s landscape and daily customs, which Adorno captures with grace and eloquence. Through her evocative images, she invites the viewer to appreciate the essence of this captivating country, celebrating the deep connection between its people and the land they call home.
Eyeshot Magazine #10 | Open Call Edition
This is the tenth issue of Eyeshot Magazine always in limited edition of 500 copies, showcasing the thoughtful and creative photographs of the 70 talented photographers who have been selected as the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the Eyeshot Open Call 2022. The artworks were chosen from over 6000 photographssubmitted from more than 100 different countries, making this a truly global showcase of street and documentary photography.
Sandra Cattaneo Adorno took up photography in 2013 at the age of 60 and has since gone on to garner extensive recognition for her work. She received the 2021 and 2020 Julia Margaret Cameron Award, the 2020 International Photography Award, the 2019 Portrait of Humanity Award in collaboration with Magnum Photos.
In April of 2022 Sandra launched her solo exhibition during the Venice Biennale in Italy. Organized by the European Cultural Centre and curated by Women Street Photographers founder Gulnara Samoilova, the exhibition features selections from her monographs Águas de Ouro and Scarti di Tempo.
The 2022 Eyeshot Open Call saw the submission of over 6.000 photographs by incredibly talented photographers from over 100 different countries. With the participation on an extraordinary jury composed of Marco Savarese, founder and editor-in-chief of Eyeshot, Magnum photographers such as Trent Parke and Emin Özmen, leading representatives of street and documentary photography scene – Vineet Vohra, Siegfried Hansen, Koci Hernandez , Mark Abramson and Isadora Kosofsky – and winners of the World Press Photo Award – Narelle Autio and Kitra Cahana – these artworks were selected for their visual storytelling, creativity, and style in conveying their unique observations of contemporary reality.
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